Entries by Jesper Johnsen

Photos of Orthetrum coerulescens added

The location where I photographed the Cordulegaster boltonii is also a habitat of the in Denmark relatively rare Orthetrum coerulescens. There were quite a few of them, especially males each aggressively defending their own little territory. Nothing were holding them back from chasing off the much larger Cordulegaster boltonii. I also saw a few females, […]

New Photos of Cordulegaster Boltonii Added

It has been several years since I last photographed the large and beautifully colored Cordulegaster boltonii. So, this weekend I decided to take a trip to one of its few habitats here in Denmark. At this location there is  a small stream with clear spring water which is the favored type of habitat of its […]

New Website Layout

The layout and general look and feel of odonata.dk has been updated to be more modern and suitable for mobile devices. The original website layout was getting pretty old so many things have happened since then. The update is not fully complete yet so things might still change and not always work perfectly.

Dragonflies at Sebberup

As the weather finally has become warmer (a lot warmer actually) the abundance of dragonflies has also increased rapidly the last weeks. I have been visiting the location Sebberup several times lately. It consists of several small lakes surrounded by meadow and forest areas. So, a perfect habitat for dragonflies. Especially Orthetrum cancellatum and Libellula […]

Dragonfly Season 2021 Has Started

The dragonfly season of 2021 started very late here in Denmark due to low temperatures and really bad spring weather. But better late than never I had the first few encounters with Pyrrhosoma nymphula, Cordulia aenea and Brachytron pratense this year on one of the last days of May. Nice to be out there with the […]

Another Visit to Sebberup

Around three days after my first visit to Sebberup this year, I went by there again to see if more dragonflies had emerged. This time there were a lot more Pyrrhosoma nymphula and Cordulia aenea. I also spotted a few Coenagrion pulchellum. Especially Cordulia aenea seems to be very abundant this year. More photos have […]

Dragonfly Season 2020 Has Begun

April has been really warm and sunny this year, so I have just been waiting for the first dragonflies to emerge. I was out looking once in late April but without any success. Went out again today to an area called Sebberup with several smaller lakes. In a sunny spot sheltered from the wind I […]

Photos of Male Sympetrum fonscolombii Added

Shortly after my first ever encounter with Sympetrum fonscolombii, I drove to another lake close to where I live. Here I spotted several small red dragonflies clearly looking like Sympetrum but behaving differently than I am used to. They were very shy and moved around a lot, making it really difficult to get close to […]

New Species Added to the Photo Gallery

It does not happen often that I get to photograph a new dragonfly species, but this year the Sympetrum fonscolombii has been relatively abundant. This is probably due to a larger migration from the south. It is normally a rare species here in Denmark. I managed to photograph a single female at one of my […]

Dragonfly Season 2019 Has Started

This year the first half of May has been a lot colder than usual, but despite this the first damselflies started to show end April and beginning May. I have been out with the camera a couple of times now, visiting the nearby location Randalparken. At my first visit I only spotted a few Pyrrhosoma […]